The Texas Women Anglers Tournament is a women's only fishing tournament in Port Aransas, Texas benefiting The Purple Door; Formerly The Women's Shelter of South Texas.

The Texas Women Anglers Tournament is a qualifying tournament for the Offshore World Championship.


Choose Your Theme

At this years tournament each boat can choose its own theme. The theme is completely up to you. As always, we will give awards for best dressed boat & best dressed captain. Our judges can't wait to see what you come up with!

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Tournament History

The Texas Women Anglers Tournament, also known as TWAT, is a women only, family-run fishing tournament held every summer in Port Aransas, Texas. It was founded in the 1980's with the mission to raise funds for the Women's Shelter of South Texas.  

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Photo Gallery

The anglers of the TWAT tournament are always sure to entertain with their festive pirate garb & decorated boats. Get inspiration for the 2015 pirate/throw back theme and admire the ladies creative work from previous years. 

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The Purple Door is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization headquartered in Corpus Christi, Texas. Their agency provides FREE services to victims and survivors of family violence and sexual assault throughout a 12-county region of South Texas.

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46 boats // 17 Sailfish // 14 White Marlins // 7 Blue Marlins // $388,600 in Cash Pot Awards

Overall Winner:  Sancha with 1025 points

Second Place Overall Winner:  Rebecca with 772.40 points

Dorado:  First Place – Shana Collins on the Heartache – 35.8 pounds //  Second Place – Cassie Riner on the Deez Nautz– 26.30 pounds

Tuna:  First Place – Charla Wooten on the Mighty Mouse – 19.65 pounds  //  Second Place – Jackie Heath on Doc Holiday – 14.75 pounds

Wahoo:  First Place – Lisa Fontane on the Double T-Zer – 75.30 pounds // Second Place – Taylor Garcia on the Double T-Zer – 50.20 pounds

Sailfish:  First Place – Jennifer Cameron, Karen Hurst, Heidi Cluck, and Tally Ragsdale on the Sancha– 5 releases //  Second Place – Laurie, Jordan, and Alyssa Soechting on the Fin Stalker – 3 releases 

White Marlin:  First Place – Lisa Moore on the Boomin’ It Up – 2 releases 8:05am //  Second Place – Cindy Segrest and Stephanie Hubbard on the Live Situation  – 2 releases 10:25am

Blue Marlin:  First Place – Rebecca Ramming and Tara Termeer on the Rebecca– 2 releases //  Second Place – Sheena Schnider on the Bandit – 1 release 

Best Dressed Captain:   Hunter Junek on Southern Pride

Best Decorated Boat:  First Place – Southern Pride  //  Second Place – Heartache  //  Third Place – Bastante